Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
detection, research, education, advocacy and community outreach. prevent cancer was also an original partner in the launch of buddy check 9 at wusa. some really great messages from a is surgeon who is also a survivor. what you can do even on a small part to prevent cancer. when we think about the various cancers, skin disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, stop smoking, sunscreen. those are ways to prevent some cancers. >>> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck. beverly farmer will be here with traffic in just a moment. >> right now here's howard with our weather first. >>> a foggy start. radar is quiet. we don't have the pouring rains like yesterday
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
education and advocacy for -- director of education and advocacy for carecen. she says citizenship is important for immigrants. >> you get information on policies that affect the community besides all other benefits that citizenship comes with, you know, being able to travel freely. >> reporter: gomez has worked for howard university hospital for 11 years. as a citizen she as her sights on other -- has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for a position in government. >> carecen charges $50 for class registration and $25 for books. for more information, go to jchayward.com. click on hero central. >>> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. you missed a great last 15 minutes with henry winkler if you're just waking up.
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
and this saturday, the seventh annual ladies for life event aims to educate women about breast cancer screening and prevention. dr. stephanie ockbari is with washington hospital center and is here to tell us more. good to have you with us. women of all ages n.ed to this. when and where do they show up? >> saturday morning at virginia hospital center. this is our seventhage ladies for live. this is -- seventh annual ladies for life. it's meant to educate and empower women. >> it is free and all are welcome but it's important people register. >> absolutely. they can register by going to the website at virginiahospitalcenter.com. >> you're going to have to hours you're devoting to educating and teaching women. give us some more highlights of what will happen when someone shows up. >> there are wellness booths. there is a physical therapy demonstration. and there's a panel of four women physicians. so three breast surgeons and a breast medical oncologist. >> the one lesson that you want to educate women about is that cancer, breast cancer is a beatable disease. i was just on a pane